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Katy City Council Candidate Q&A: Sam Pearson

Sam Pearson (Katy News photo)

By George Slaughter Sam Pearson is a retired peace officer and minister who serves on the city’s planning and zoning commission. He is making his first campaign for the Katy City Council, where he is facing incumbent Durran Dowdle for a Ward B council member seat. For polling times and places, including absentee voting information, see the city’s election page. 1. Why do you want the job? I have been a public servant most of […]

Summer Series At Jones Hall Featuring Music Of George Michael And World Premiere Performance Of Apollo 13 Now On Sale  

HOUSTON (March 30, 2018) – The Houston Symphony announced today that concert tickets for the remaining 2018-19 Summer Series at Jones Hall is now on sale to the general public. The Summer Series at Jones Hall includes a tribute program to pop superstar George Michael, whose popular music dominated the music charts in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The Music of George Michael will take place July 14, 2018, and will pay homage to the artist’s […]

Houston’s Kid Star Shows out at the Apollo

HOUSTON– 14 year old DeCory is moonwalking his way from school talent shows in Houston to the legendary talent show competition at the Apollo hosted by Steve Harvey. After nailing “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson, he’s reached over two million views on youtube. Now, the world will hear him perform cover song “When A Woman Loves” by R. Kelly this season on “Showtime at The Apollo,” which airs every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. central time […]

Sens. Cruz, Gardner, Daines Pen Letter to President Trump Urging Bold New Approach to Modernizing NAFTA

Propose “a ground-breaking ‘Competitiveness’ chapter” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) penned the following letter to President Trump, urging him to direct his trade negotiators to take a much broader view of the economic potential of NAFTA negotiations, and advance the Republican economic growth agenda by prioritizing American jobs and competitiveness. “To truly modernize NAFTA and re-energize the U.S. trade agenda, we need to include elements that address jobs and competitiveness […]

Mayde Creek Varsity Girls Win 2nd Place at Donaldson Relays

On Friday, March 9, the Varsity Girls competed at the Aldine ISD M.B. Donaldson Relays at Bill Smith Stadium in Aldine. This was a very competitive meet with over 25 teams competing. The Lady Rams had an outstanding night and claimed 2nd place! The meet kicked off to a great start in field events. Shania Steptoe earned the Gold in High Jump with a nice jump of 5-2. Alessa King had an outstanding 2nd place […]

Mayde Creek High School Theatre and Fine Arts Recognized for Excellence

MCHS Cast and Crew of "In The Heights"

Houston, TX – March 19, 2018 The past two weeks has brought recognition to the Mayde Creek High School Theatre Company and its students in three separate competitions. On Saturday, March 10th, Mayde Creek High School Theatre Company participated in the District 19-6A UIL One Act Play competition. Mayde Creek’s production of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson was ranked as First Place, and selected to be one of only three advancing plays to the Bi-District […]

Society for the Performing Arts Presents Alvin Ailey Dance Teacher Workshop, in Association with Master Class Series

Workshop on Mar. 16 open to K-12 educators and dancers WHAT: As part of the tradition of “bringing the world’s best to Houston,” Society for the Performing Arts, (SPA) in association with its Master Class Dance Series, presents the Alvin Ailey Dance Teacher Workshop. Alvin Ailey’s Michael Jackson, Jr<https://www.alvinailey.org/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater/michael-jackson-jr>. will be leading the workshop. Teacher workshops provide professional learning opportunities for K-12 educators. This workshop is open to teachers in school districts around the Greater […]

Mayde Creek High School- Signing Day February 2018

Ikenna Nsoedo and Keyonte’ Fiakpui officially signed full Athletic scholarships on February 7, 2018, in the library at Mayde Creek High School. Ikenna, a wide receiver, has committed to Tyler Junior College upon graduation. Keyonte’, the Ram’s starting quarterback, has signed with Trinity Valley Community College. Both young men were awarded 1st Team, All-District for 19-6A. This is a particularly remarkable accomplishment because they had not played at their current positions before this season.  

Harris County Fire Marshal Awards Lifesaving Medals

Harris County – Today, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office presented lifesaving medals to three Precinct 4 Constable Deputies for their heroic actions during a house fire on Jan. 20 in the 23200 block of Pebworth Place, Spring, TX. “Precinct 4 Deputy David Santee, Deputy Juvencio Moreno, and Deputy Illiana Ramos arrived on scene at a house fire and rescued a young male child,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Mike Montgomery. “These deputies’ quick response and […]